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Jones targets KershawHealth at Tuesday KCC meeting

A proposal to purchase two ambulances for KershawHealth escalated into a strong rebuke of the healthcare organization by Kershaw County Councilman Jimmy Jones during a council meeting Tuesday despite joining a unanimous vote to approve the measure.

February 15, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC to discuss ambulance bids for KershawHealth

Kershaw County Council will consider the awarding of bids for two KershawHealth ambulances during Tuesday's meeting. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the costs of the ambulances were already incorporated in the county's 2012-2013 fiscal year budget.

February 11, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


County searching for new planning/zoning head

Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter is currently looking for someone new to lead the county's Planning and Zoning Department. Former director John Newman left the position in December after serving since June 2006. Carpenter didn't clarify the cause of Newman's exit, simply categorizing it as a "personnel matter." Assistant County Planner Carolyn Hammond will head the department on an interim basis.

February 06, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Tourism director projects increased rural support

Kershaw County Tourism Director Darron Kirkley anticipates a greater push to attract tourists to more rural parts of the state after hearing tourism trend updates during last week's Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism.

February 04, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Safety commission seeks answers after meeting

What triggers someone to bully, steal, use drugs or even commit such a violent act as a mass shooting?

February 01, 2013 | | Kershaw County


Horton named to county economic development board

Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton will be adding a new element to her role in the business community after being appointed Tuesday to the Kershaw County Economic Advisory Council.

January 25, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Jobless rate edges up in county, state

Although remaining slightly below the state's average, Kershaw County's unemployment rate ticked upward at the end of 2012, reaching 8.1 percent in December compared with 7.9 percent the previous month.

January 23, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC set to name Horton to economic growth group

Kershaw County Council will consider appointing Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Horton to the Kershaw County Economic Advisory Council as a replacement for outgoing member Karen Eckford during Tuesday's meeting.

January 21, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Commission to use SS/HS grant as guide

As plans develop with the Safe Communities Commission (SCC) recently created by Kershaw County Council, a federal grant focusing on safety in schools will serve as a template according to local officials.

January 18, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


KCC launches new public safety commission

Looking to examine ways to protect the community, Kershaw County Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to support the creation of a county wide commission tasked with identifying public safety needs.

January 11, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New safe schools commission may be created

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chair Mara Jones are set to address Kershaw County Council Tuesday concerning the establishment of a county-wide safe schools commission. Morgan said discussions concerning the commission's establishment were tied to December's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

January 07, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


SCDOT funds could provide aid

Recently authorized funds under the Federal Transportation Act could generate a significant impact in the community according to state and local officials.

January 04, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


DHEC grant to aid wastewater treatment plant

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recently awarded a $534,000 grant to Kershaw County to construct a new septage receiving station at the county's waste water treatment plant. Septage is the waste content found in a septic tank.

January 02, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


Wise looks back at 2012, ahead to 2013

Reflecting on the past year, Kershaw County Council Chairman Gene Wise said county government should have "no regrets" as far as 2012 and expressed optimism heading into the new year. Wise said the county is moving in a positive direction by incorporating more strategic planning and cultivating a business mentality.

December 31, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


New Bethune Rec Center opens its doors

A new recreation center in the town of Bethune is up and running, according to Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter.

December 28, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Kershaw County


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Articles by Section - Kershaw County


Firearms Discharge Committee discusses issues

The newly-formed Kershaw County Firearms Discharge Committee met Monday and took the first steps toward crafting a compromise ordinance that could satisfy gun enthusiasts as well as property owners with concerns about firearms being used in their neighborhoods.

August 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Bethune police chief gets pay raise

Newly-hired Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb received some good news at Bethune Town Council's meeting Thursday. After a brief executive session discussion near the end of the meeting, council unanimously voted to give Cobb a $500 a year pay raise and provide him with a cell phone paid for by the town. The raise brings the part-time chief's annual pay to $16,000.

August 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Repairing the bridges of Kershaw County - Part 2 of 2

There are 21 bridges that cross bodies of water in Kershaw County owned and, therefore, maintained by the county. Of those, 19 need some level of repair or need to be replaced. In addition, there are two other bridges that are out-of-service that also need to be replaced.

August 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Kershaw County


Palmetto Utilities withdraws permit application

A Richland County wastewater treatment utility company has withdrawn a permit application to discharge treated sewage into a Kershaw County creek.

August 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


Rec Notes - Aug. 15, 2014

Fall sports registration is still ongoing through Monday. Those wanting to register and get more information for each sport can visit www.kershawrec.com

August 15, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee to meet Monday

A meeting of the newly-formed Firearms Discharge Advisory Committee will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in Conference Room 190 at the Kershaw County Government Center, 515 Walnut St. in Camden. Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. said the committee was formed after a meeting July 16 was held to discuss firearms usage in the county.

August 13, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County


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